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Sediments Lining Shores of Hudson Bay, Canada

55.6N 86.5W

July 11th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Canada - July 4th, 2011

Sediments line the shores of the Hudson Bay, a large body of saltwater in northeastern Canada, giving them a tan frame that gradually fades to golden yellow, to green, to blue.

The bay drains a very large area, about 4,041,400 square kilometres (1,560,400 sq mi), that includes parts of Ontario (visible here), Quebec, Saskatchewan, Alberta, most of Manitoba, southeastern Nunavut, as well as parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana.

Some ice can be seen in the bay in the upper part of the image, while the land south of the bay is notable for its many lakes.

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